Ear Pressure in North Texas

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Ear Pressure: Causes and Symptoms

In each ear, there is a small passage that reaches from the nose to the middle portion of the ear. This canal is called the Eustachian tube. When it becomes clogged or blocked, it causes pressure in the ear. Essentially, any condition that affects the sinuses can cause ear congestion. Some of the most common triggers include colds, flu, ear infection, and allergies. Ear pressure leads to symptoms, such as the feeling of fullness, pain, muffled hearing, headache, and fever. To relieve ear pressure, contact Cross Timbers ENT in Arlington, Midlothian, or Mansfield, TX. Our team offers expert ENT care to alleviate uncomfortable ear pressure.

Treatment for ear congestion

Treatment for ear pressure will differ, depending on the cause. Typically, ear congestion is treated with one of the following remedies:

  • Saline nasal wash
  • Decongestant nasal spray
  • Topical or oral steroids
  • Antibiotics
  • OTC antihistamines

In cases of chronic sinus inflammation, surgery may be the best option. Other options could include ear tubes or Eustachian tube dilation. During your appointment, our board-certified providers will examine your ears and determine the treatment that is right for you.

Clear up sinus congestion

While ear pressure can go away on its own, if you've been experiencing congestion for more than two weeks, it may be time to see a doctor. Our physicians at Cross Timbers ENT specialize in diagnosing and treating conditions that hinder the health and function of the ears, like ear pressure. Call our Mansfield, Arlington, or Midlothian, TX office today to book an appointment.

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